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Campus Center Programming

Wilson Commons and Douglass Commons, collectively referred to as the Campus Center, foster a vibrant and inclusive campus community that brings together students, faculty and staff through collaborative programming.

Welcome Back to the Campus Center

Wilson Commons Student Activities celebrates the beginning of each new semester with a week of programs showcasing the various areas of our newly renovated Campus Center. A variety of programs will help new and returning students find all the resources available to them and provide the opportunity to explore the various spaces that student leaders can reserve. Students can expect giveaways throughout the week and, by partnering with Dining Services, WCSA is able to host a vendor fair, showcasing the various food options the Campus Center has to offer.

Welcome Back to the Campus Center Spring 2018 Schedule

Coloring Contest January 17-25

The first 100 submissions to the Common Connection will receive a Campus Center pop socket.  The winner will receive a $50 LL Bean gift card.  All submissions may be used in Winterfest publicity.  Coloring pages are available online and at the Common Connection in Wilson Commons.  The contest ends at 10PM on the 25th

Wednesday, January 17th

Dining Vendor Fair, 11:30am-1:30pm, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

The Pit vendors will be offering free product samples.  The more vendors you visit, the more tickets you can receive to win prizes such as a bike, a cooler, and a LL Bean Gift card!  A dozen vendors will be present including Pepsi Co., Cheesy Eddies, Nathan’s, Hershey and Frito Lay!

Thursday, January 18th

Common Market Tasting, 12:00pm-3:00pm, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

Help us decide the next new product at the Common Market!  Come out to Hirst Lounge noon to 3 pm for a free tasting of potential new products and vote for your favorite.  We will start carrying the product with the most votes.

Friday, January 19th

Community Kitchen Training – 11:00am-12:00pm Douglass Community Kitchen

This is the required training in order to be able to reserve and use the Douglass Community Kitchen.  In this training we will cover kitchen policies & procedures, basics of food safety, fire safety, and safe equipment use.  Participants should sign up ahead of time using this form and should come prepared with a phone or computer to take an online quiz at the end of the training.

Burgett Intercultural Center 5th Anniversary, 12:00pm-1:30pm, 305 Douglass Commons

It's been 5 years since the Intercultural Center, now the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, opened its doors to the Community. You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate this important milestone. Brief welcoming remarks followed by a reception. 

Saturday, January 20th

Casino Night:  9-11pm Hirst Lounge

Join the Senior and First-year Class Councils  at our very first Casino Night! Come out with your friends to gamble and play while enjoying free food and a cash-bar with drinks and “mocktails”. Playing chips will be provided at the door for your enjoyment in a very classy and fun casino environment.  First and Second most successful players will get prizes at the end. So, don't miss out on the opportunity for games, drinks, friends, prizes, food and more! Event is co-sponsored by Riverview/Brooks Hall Council.

Monday, January 22nd

Two Languages, Two Recipes, Noon-1:30pm, Community Kitchen, Douglass Commons

Join the Language Center for the very first Two Languages, Two Recipes. Italy and Portugal meet for a cooking challenge with 3 common ingredients.

Join us and decide which country can present the most delicious dish in only 40 minutes. Chefs will demonstrate in their own languages how to cook a recipe from their country of origin (translation provided). It will be followed by a tasting of the cooked recipes.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Community Kitchen Training – 3:00pm-4:00pm Douglass Community Kitchen

This is the required training in order to be able to reserve and use the Douglass Community Kitchen.  In this training we will cover kitchen policies & procedures, basics of food safety, fire safety, and safe equipment use.  Participants should sign up ahead of time using this form and should come prepared with a phone or computer to take an online quiz at the end of the training.

Tuesday, January 23rd

Trivia Night: 5-8:00pm @ Rocky’s Sub Shop and Lounge

Trivia Night is a part of the 2021 Class Council’s Spirit Week. It is a night of trivia, friends, food, and if you win, a prize at the end of the evening!

Wednesday, January 24th

New Lighting Open House – 12:30pm-2:00pm, Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

 Stop in anytime to see our new lighting fixtures in the Feldman Ballroom that will be available for events this semester! This is a perfect opportunity to ask questions about how this lighting might benefit your next event!

LGBTQ Mocktail Meet & Greet: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, 305 Douglass Commons

Join the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and our LGBTQ Coordinator, Colleen Raimond, for a brief presentation and mocktail reception with appetizers and desserts. This is a great opportunity for new students to meet other members of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

Thursday, January 25th

Community Kitchen Training – 10:00am-11:00am Douglass Community Kitchen

This is the required training in order to be able to reserve and use the Douglass Community Kitchen.  In this training we will cover kitchen policies & procedures, basics of food safety, fire safety, and safe equipment use.  Participants should sign up ahead of time using this form and should come prepared with a phone or computer to take an online quiz at the end of the training.

Friday, January 26th

Connect with the CCC Squad, 11am-3pm, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

Come Connect with the CCC Squad on Friday January 26th from 11am-3pm in Wilson Commons.  First, stop by the Gowen Room where our trained CCC Squad will be able to help you maximize your profile, manage organization memberships, input your experiences, and learn the CCC lingo in order to build your own expertise!  Afterwards head to Hirst Lounge where there will be free food, our prize wheel, and a raffle! Some of our top prizes include bluetooth speakers and a $100 LL Bean Gift Card so you won’t want to miss this.  Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities, the Class of 2021 Class Council, the Students’ Association Administration and Review Committee, and The Gwen M. Greene Center.

Basketball Tailgate, Games at 6pm and 8pm, Palestra

Enjoy some free pizza and support your fellow Yellowjackets at the Spirit Week basketball games! The first 250 first years to come to the tables will receive a special gift, courtesy of the 2021 Class Council.